Friday, February 24, 2006

First Pair of Socks: Check!

I can hardly believe it's true, but I can finally say that I have knit my first PAIR of socks! Woo-hoo! I am so happy, I can hardly contain myself! This is a huge milestone for me, after many months hobbling along on this sock journey . There have been many triumphs along the way, too- turning my first heel, kitchenering up my first toe (which reminds me: don't look too closely at sock #1), finishing the first sock, and now completing my first whole pair! The excitement and giddy sense of accomplishment is almost to much to bear.

I could not have done this alone. I would very possibly still be sitting here today without a single sock to show off, let alone two, if it weren't for a few lovely ladies, so I think a quick shout out is in order. Many thanks to my friend-slash-sock mentor for showing me the ropes (or yummy Koigu KPPPM, as the case may be) and for all her guidance along the way, and thanks also my two fabulous Loopy Girls for all their support and encouragement (you can never underestimate the power of repeated "Youcandoit!" cheers). And I couldn't leave out a special shout out to the Knitting Olympics, for providing me with an opportunity to challenge myself to just finish these freaking things already!

These socks are not perfect. But, they are my first born pair, and they will always hold a special place in my heart, wonkiness and all! I couldn't be happier with them.

The only downside to all of this is that I am embarking on what seems to be a burgeoning sock yarn addiction. I want more Koigu KPPPM! Like, now! But I will (try) to hold off until I use up the ball of Lana Grossa Meilenweit that I bought months and months ago, as well as the hank of Cherry Tree Hill Supersock that I bought at Stitches. I can see why sock knitting can be so addictive. I can't wait to start on another pair! Hopefully the next one won't take me 5 months and an Olympics to complete! ;)

8 comments:

Julia said...

They are soooo cute! Aren't you proud? I really do anjoy both knitting and wearing socks - it's totally addictive. Sorry if I've been quiet lately - I'm still in a blue period, but I do check in on you guys to see how the socks and various knit projects are going. xox,

Jennifer said...

They are gorgeous! Good for you! Sock knitting becomes an addiction, so watch out.

Disentangled said...

Woo, hoo!!! Dahnn, dahnn, da-da, dahn, dahn, dahn (fyi - that's the Olympic song). Yay! and Congratulations - they came out wonderfully!

(p.s. thanks for securing the medal for the blog, since I'm still not done. :-)

(p.s.s. I had coffee...)

Chris said...

They look great! MUCH MUCH MUCH better than my first extremely misshapen pair.

I like Meilenweit - it's not as soft as Koigu or CTH, but it makes some darn sturdy socks.

Oh, and sock knitting is WAY addictive. Too late now!

Mouse said...

They look awesome! Yay for gold medal socks!! I'm still working on finishing my first pair of socks but after slipping my first one on.. I understand the whole sock knitting addiction. Plus.. sock yarn is very fun.

Nasus said...

Yay!! I will soon join you in the sock-knitting-on circulars :)

Melissa said...

congradulations! I have been knitting a year nd ahalf and have yet to attempt a pair of socks... someday....

Shelley said...

Wow! Those are soooooo coooool!!! I am just definitely going to have to give sock knitting a whirl. Thanks for the inspiration.